Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Prediction 01/22/20

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The Vanderbilt Commodores (8-9, 0-4 SEC) and the Alabama Crimson Tide (10-7, 3-2 SEC) clash at Memorial Gym. The Commodores will try to snap their five-game losing streak. Action gets underway at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, and can be seen on SEC Network.

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Vanderbilt Commodores ATS Odds

In their last matchup, the Commodores lost big to the Tennessee Volunteers, 66-45, while the Crimson Tide beat the Missouri Tigers, 88-74.

Alabama’s 0.563 effective field goal percentage was their biggest advantage over Missouri, who had a rate of 0.352. The Crimson Tide’s mark was above their season average of 0.518, while the Tigers’ was below their season average of 0.498. Vanderbilt, on the other hand, did a fantastic job of getting to and converting from the free throw line (21-26; 80.8 percent). Scotty Pippen Jr. had a good game for Vanderbilt with 16 points. Herbert Jones had a solid performance for Alabama, finishing with 11 points and 12 rebounds.

The Crimson Tide dominated this series last year, winning both games. In the last contest, Alabama won 68-61. The Crimson Tide’s 13.3 turnover percentage was their biggest strength over the Commodores, who had a rate of 22.1. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

The aggressive Vanderbilt offense seems poised to dominate from the charity stripe. The Commodores currently rank 34th in the country with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.277, while Alabama ranks 260th in FTA rate allowed (0.248).

Alabama Crimson Tide at Vanderbilt Commodores Odds Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Alabama, ATS Winner – Alabama, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Alabama ranks 12th in rebounds per game (41.4) while Vanderbilt ranks 234th (33.4).
  • The Commodores average 4.1 blocks per game, which ranks 59th in the country. The Crimson Tide rank 144th in blocks allowed per game (4.2).
  • Alabama ranks 77th in assists per game (14.4) while Vanderbilt ranks 136th in assists allowed per game (12.8).
  • The Commodores rank 41st in three pointers allowed per game (18.7) while the Crimson Tide rank 183rd (22.9).
  • Vanderbilt ranks 87th in steals per game (7.1) while Alabama ranks 194th in steals allowed per game (8.3).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Commodores have been outscored by an average of 15.0 points in their last five games. On the season, Vanderbilt has defeated opponents by an average of 1.3 points.
  • During their last five games, the Crimson Tide have scored an average of 85.2 points per game (1.7 above their season average) and allowed an average of 77.4 points per game (0.2 below their season average).